Language Major Internships

Credit points: 6

Unit: ATS3948

Overseas Dates: Block 1, 2 or 3.

Location: Monash Prato Centre, Italy

Coordinator: Dr Beatrice Trefalt

Program Type: Arts Semester in Prato


Program Details

ATS3948 is designed specifically for students undertaking a major in a language, in literatures or in linguistics in the School of Languages. Opportunities in Prato are varied. Previous students have interned with the local government, with local schools as teaching assistants, and with local newspapers. Internships are an opportunity to practice language skills, observe language interactions and reflect on the application of their studies at Monash in a workplace.

What can I expect from an Internship?

In some ways, Internships are more time-consuming than a normal university unit, but they are also a rewarding experience. Students contemplating an internship should first discuss with the coordinator of the unit the opportunities for placement in Prato, and how an internship would fit into their major and their Prato program. In addition, students wishing to be placed as an intern should have developed, in conjunction with the unit coordinator, a plan for their internship assessment (~4,500 words, combination of essays, reports, vodcasts or blogs, in a combination of English and target language).

These arrangements should be in place before an internship can be approved as part of the semester in Prato program.

How to Apply

Applications open: Applications for 2018 will open November 2017.

Applications close: Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Application process:

  1. Start Planning! Read the full application process for Arts International Study Programs. 
  2. Register your Expression of Interest for the program here.

Additional Requirements

  1. Completed 96 credit points by the time you take the internship
  2. 24 credit points must count towards a major in Language or Linguistics
  3. Have a WAM of 70+
  4. Have room in your degree to enrol in ATS3948

Please contact Beatrice Trefalt ( to discuss your internship opportunities.